Medical Center & Health Care
12/19/2014 STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY'S TOP 14 STORIES OF 2014A recap of the top 14 stories for 2014 at Stony Brook University:
12/12/2014 Decking the Halls Safely During the HolidaysIt's the 'most wonderful time of the year' - but it is also one of the busiest times of year for the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center at Stony Brook University Hospital. As the holidays approach, doctors at the Burn Center are urging people to take extra precautions and to eliminate potential dangers that could lead to serious burn injuries. "Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, we see a significant increase in patients coming in with burns," said Steven Sandoval, MD, Medical Director, Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center, Stony Brook University Hospital. "Holiday celebrations should be full of joy, but if not careful, could quickly turn tragic." Dr. Sandoval says many of these burns and injuries can be preventable and shares some tips for a safe holiday season.
12/9/2014 Keeping Families Safe from the FluThe flu, or seasonal influenza virus, is extremely unpredictable. Its severity can vary widely from one season to the next depending on many things, including the strains of flu spreading, availability of vaccines, how many people get vaccinated and how well the flu vaccine is matched to the flu viruses circulating each season. For these reasons, especially with recent news out of the CDC last week, many may be wondering, "should I be concerned about this flu season?"
12/9/2014 Singer and 'Pretty Little Liars' Actress Spreads Holiday Cheer to Kids at Stony Brook Children's Hospital25-year-old Country singer and "Pretty Little Liars" actress (ABC Family) Lucy Hale visited patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Monday, December 8th. Lucy delivered toys that were collected at the MyCountry96.1 FM's (JVC Broadcasting) 4th Annual Secret Holiday Show, signed autographs and took photos with the children.
12/8/2014 Leading Healthcare Executive Joins Stony Brook as Chief of Operations for Population HealthJoseph Lamantia, an experienced healthcare executive with extensive knowledge of administrative processes and financial operations, has been named Chief of Operations for Population Health at Stony Brook Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine.
12/3/2014 Dr. Michael Poon installed as Ambassador Gargano Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging at Stony Brook UniversityMichael Poon, MD, FACC, FSCCT, Professor of Radiology, Medicine, and Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook Medicine and a world-renowned cardiologist and imaging specialist, was formally installed as the inaugural Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging during a Stony Brook University Investiture Ceremony.
12/2/2014 Stony Brook Leadership Signs Last Beam to Make Phase 1 of MART Construction CompleteIn honor of the last piece of structural steel being erected on the newly constructed Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building at Stony Brook Medicine, leadership from the institution and elected officials from the area joined in a beam signing event yesterday morning.
12/1/2014 Two Stony Brook Surgeons Honored by Blanca's HouseStony Brook Medicine surgeons Alexander Dagum, MD, and Henry Woo, MD, were honored for their volunteerism and commitment to Blanca's House at its 2014 Gala.
11/26/2014 Thankful Long Island Toddler Gives Back to Stony Brook Children's HospitalFormer patient, 4-yr-old Bobby Volk, who came through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Stony Brook Children's Hospital in September and needed emergency surgery, presented a giant check to Dr. Richard Scriven, a pediatric surgeon, today in the lobby of Stony Brook Medicine.
11/25/2014 Two SBU Professors Elected AAAS FellowsTwo Stony Brook University Professors - Erwin London and Clinton Rubin - have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their efforts advancing science or its applications. Professors London and Rubin are among the 401 AAAS members elevated to the rank of Fellow who will be honored at the Fellows Forum held during the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2015 in San Jose, Calif. This year's AAAS Fellows will be formally announced at the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on the November 28, 2014.
11/24/2014 Dr. Sharon Nachman Leads Network Involving NIH-Sponsored Study that Identifies Superior Drug Regimen for Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV TransmissionThe results of an international clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that taking a three-drug regimen during pregnancy prevents mother-to-child HIV transmission more effectively than taking a single drug during pregnancy, another during labor, and two more after giving birth.
11/24/2014 Nationally Recognized Breast Cancer Physician Named Associate Director for Translational Research at Cancer CenterAlison T. Stopeck, MD, a breast cancer physician and researcher, has been appointed Associate Director for Translational Research at Stony Brook University Cancer Center, announced Yusuf Hannun, MD Director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center.
11/21/2014 Don't Let Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Ruin Your ThanksgivingThe holiday season is upon us and most of these days and nights, are full of delicious festivities! However, there are millions of Americans who anticipate these celebrations with the fear of heartburn.
11/21/2014 Translational Cancer Researcher Named Director of Outpatient Medical Oncology Minsig Choi, MD, an expert in gastrointestinal cancers and translational oncology research, has been selected as Director of Outpatient Medical Oncology and Director of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, two newly created positions at Stony Brook University Cancer Center, announced Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director of the Cancer Center and Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine.
11/6/2014 President Stanley And Dr. Ellen Li Donate $50,000 To Stony Brook Children's HospitalSTONY BROOK, NY, November 6, 2014 - Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, a nationally prominent expert in infectious diseases, and his wife Dr. Ellen Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and research scientist at Stony Brook Medicine, announced they are making a $50,000 donation to Stony Brook Children's Hospital in honor of Dr. Li's parents, Mary and Henry Li.
11/13/2014 Could Depression Actually be a form of Infectious Disease?Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease, according to Turhan Canli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Radiology at Stony Brook University. In a paper published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Dr.Canli suggests that major depression may result from parasitic, bacterial, or viral infection. He presents examples that illustrate possible pathways by which these microorganisms could contribute to the etiology of MDD.
6/11/2013 Hundreds Celebrate Cancer Survivorship with their Caregivers at Stony BrookSTONY BROOK, NY, June 11, 2013 - Nearly 300 cancer survivors, their families, friends and the doctors, nurses and other professionals who cared for them at Stony Brook University Cancer Center celebrated Stony Brook's 9th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) on June 9. Ethan Zohn, Survivor: Africa TV show winner, former professional soccer player, and a two-time cancer survivor, brought a message of perseverance to cancer patients.
11/6/2014 News Coverage of "Vintana" Discovery Goes GlobalNews coverage about the discovery of a new fossil mammal by Stony Brook University paleontologist and Distinguished Professor Dr. David Krause and his team has gone global. The discovery of Vintana, published on Nov. 5 in the journal Nature, has grabbed headlines and captivated the news media from around the world.
10/30/2014 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Gets a Special Visit with a Few Tricks and Treats from Seawolves Football playersSTONY BROOK, N.Y., October 30, 2014 - Just in time for Halloween, members of the Stony Brook University Football team took some time off the field yesterday to lift the spirits of the young patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
10/30/2014 Dr. Vincent J. Iacono Installed as the Tarrson Family Professor of PeriodontologyStony Brook, NY - October 30, 2014 - Vincent J. Iacono, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Chair of the Department of Periodontology, and a nationally recognized leader in periodontology research and education, was formally installed as the inaugural Tarrson Family Professor of Periodontology in the School of Dental Medicine during a Stony Brook University Investiture Ceremony.